A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on accidents, planning, and politics

. . . in politics nothing is accidental. If something happens, be assured it was planned this way.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Francois Mauriac on accidents, choice, and reading

There is no accident in our choice of reading. All our sources are related.

Francois Mauriac (1885 - 1970)

Source: Mémoires Intérieures, 1959

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A Quote by Ernest A. Fitzgerald on accidents, belief, effort, good, happiness, life, meaning, peace, people, and world

It is not by accident that the happiest people are those who make a conscious effort to live useful lives. Their happiness, of course, is not a shallow exhilaration where life is one continuos intoxicating party. Rather, their happiness is a deep sense of inner peace that comes when they believe their lives have meaning and that they are making a difference for good in the world.

Ernest A. Fitzgerald

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A Quote by Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas on accidents and art

One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.

Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on accidents, cleverness, good, and luck

No accident so grave but that the clever man can turn it to some good; no luck so great but that the fool can twist it to his hurt.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by Dr. Louis L. Mann on accidents, achievement, birth, government, hope, idealism, vision, and worth

Americanism is not an accident of birth, but an achievement in terms of worth. Government does not create Americanism, but Americanism creates Government. Americanism is not a race, but a vision, a hope and an ideal.

Dr. Louis L. Mann

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A Quote by Don Marquis on accidents

Now and then there is a person born who is so unlucky that he runs into accidents, which started to happen to somebody else.

Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

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A Quote by Dave Barry on accidents

Gravity is a contributing factor in 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

Source: 1998

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A Quote by Clarence Shepard Day, Jr. on accidents, birth, blindness, brevity, darkness, giving, god, good, life, thought, universe, and world

It is possible that our race may be an accident, in a meaningless universe, living its brief life uncared for, on this dark, cooling star: but even so - and all the more - what marvelous creatures we are! What fairy story, what tale from the Arabian Nights of the jinns, is a hundredth part as wonderful as this true fairy story of simians! It is so much more heartening, too, than the tales we invent. A universe capable of giving birth to many such accidents is - blind or not - a good world to live in, a promising universe. . . . We once thought we lived on God's footstool, it may be a throne.

Clarence Shepard Day (1874 - 1935)

Source: This Simian World, 1920, XIX

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on accidents, action, good, and pleasure

The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: The Athenæum, 4 Jan 1834

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